BC August Wildfires and BCNET – August 15, 2018 10:05AM

The BC Government issued a provincial state of emergency August 15 2018 due to the ongoing wildfire situation.  This is to let you know that BCNET receives Emergency BC communications and updates from suppliers of any telecommunications services that may be threatened by wildfires.  At this point, all services are operational.

If you have an evacuation notice including a campus location, please take a moment to notify the Operations Centre at noc@bc.net and in particular if you are powering down equipment at your site.  This would help us in supporting your services and institution.   The safety of yourselves and family are the most important priority.

As the academic institutions are entering the big influx of students and faculty for the new academic terms, BCNET wishes you smooth IT and network operations for September.  We have a general brownout on network maintenance during this time so as to reduce possible service impacts.